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World 20 Jul 2018 | 12:24 AM

Turkey denounces Israel's Jewish nation-state law as racist

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey accused Israel on Thursday of trying to form "an apartheid state", and denounced as racist a new law declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country.

World 19 Jul 2018 | 8:59 PM

Israel adopts divisive Jewish nation-state law

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel passed a "nation-state" law on Thursday declaring that only Jews have the right of self-determination in the country, stirring anger from members of the Arab minority who said it was racist and drawing an expression of concern from the EU.

World 30 Jun 2018 | 2:16 AM

Secret U.N.-Myanmar deal on Rohingya offers no guarantees on citizenship

YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Rohingya refugees returning to Myanmar will have no explicit guarantees of citizenship or freedom of movement throughout the country, under a secret agreement between the government and the United Nations seen by Reuters.

World 15 May 2018 | 11:49 PM

Turkey and Israel expel envoys over Gaza violence

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and Israel expelled each other's senior diplomats on Tuesday in a dispute over the killing by Israeli forces of 60 Palestinians a day earlier during protests on the Gaza border.

World 11 Dec 2017 | 9:36 PM

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS/CAIRO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process.

World 10 Oct 2016 | 5:15 PM

Myanmar sends troops into Muslim-majority region after deadly attacks

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has stepped up security in a Muslim-majority region near its border with Bangladesh, officials said on Monday, as authorities hunt for attackers who killed at least nine police officers.

World 24 Oct 2014 | 5:05 PM

Chief Palestinian negotiator issues statehood ultimatum

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinians' chief peace negotiator has laid out in the clearest terms yet plans to establish an independent Palestinian state within three years, even if it means ignoring pleas from the United States not to push ahead.

World 21 Jan 2014 | 6:10 AM

Canadian PM draws applause and anger at Israeli parliament

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Israel's parliament on Monday any comparison between the Jewish state and apartheid South Africa was "sickening", drawing a standing ovation - and an angry walkout by two Arab legislators.

World 10 Dec 2013 | 2:01 AM

Israeli top leaders not attending Mandela funeral

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Neither Israel's prime minister nor president will attend South Africa's commemorations of the late Nelson Mandela this week, officials said, a notable absence at events expected to draw more than 70 world leaders.

World 12 Jul 2013 | 2:30 AM

South Africa's Mandela remains critical, responds to treatment

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African president Nelson Mandela remained in a critical but stable condition and was responding to treatment, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday after visiting the anti-apartheid hero in a Pretoria hospital.